MIT Department of Biology

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MIT Department of Biology
Department HeadAlan D. Grossman
AffiliationsMassachusetts Institute of Technology

The MIT Department of Biology ("Course VII") is a center for research and teaching in the life sciences. Many members of the faculty hold joint appointments with other departments at MIT and with outside institutions.

Faculty members[edit]

As of 2020 faculty members include:

Full Professors[edit]

Associate professors[edit]

Assistant professors[edit]

Professors with primary appointments in other departments[edit]

Professors emeriti[edit]

Department Heads[edit]


Alumni of the department include:

Nobel laureates[edit]

The department can claim several winners of the Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine among its faculty and alumni. They are:

Former faculty[edit]

Former faculty include:

Other notable alumni[edit]

Other notable alumni include


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